Category: Engineering Change

Get your Electro-Mechanical Design Right

You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere- Lee Iacocca In a world strewn with air-conditioners, kitchen appliances, medical equipment mobile phones, cameras, hybrid cars and other paraphernalia, mechanical parts with Printed circuit boards (PCBs) form a major part of the consumer market. Given this, […]

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UL Certification and Why It Is Important to Plastics Part Designers

UL certification or UL Safety certification is the process of assessing the compliance of products to recognized safety requirements. This certification most frequently addresses electrical and mechanical safety, fire risks and other product hazards and can include the assessment of other attributes, all focused on making products safer to use. [1] In a majority of […]

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A Comprehensive Design Review Process – From ID Concept to Mass Production (Part II)

Prototyping and Tooling Recommendations This is part two of a two-part series.  The first part described the stages for a planned approach and a well thought-through set of deliverables at each stage that can ensure a focused, efficient and fast design review process.  This results in a true Poka Yoke tool which prevents design deficiencies […]

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A Comprehensive Design Review Process – From ID Concept to Mass Production (Part I)

Most will agree that the process of mechanical design review that exists in organizations today is far from being fully efficient. The lack of a formal set of specific requirements at each stage of design often results in time consuming and chaotic reviews, which in turn leads to fewer actionable suggestions to be incorporated by […]

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Affordable Innovation in the High-Tech Industry with Upfront Design for Manufacturing (DFM)

Challenges in the High-Tech Industry Driving costs out of the product lifecycle is on the top of every company’s agenda in the high-tech industry. High-tech industry original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) who design and market products like computer equipment, networking and telecommunication equipment, medical devices, consumer electronics, etc. are continually working towards becoming more cost-efficient to […]

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Learn how DFMPro® supports the Future of Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing technologies are creating a world of possibilities taking organizations in an entirely new direction and helping them rethink new approach towards product design and development. Designers and manufacturing engineers are extending their capabilities as additive manufacturing offers higher design freedom and open doors to highly complex, geometric shapes and features, which otherwise would […]

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Rework in Product Engineering- An Infographic

Engineering organization in almost all industries are dealing with costly and time-consuming design changes occurring at later stages of product development. As per our estimates at least 30%-50% of design time and effort is spent on “rework” though these Engineering Changes. Though some design changes are unavoidable and arise due to disruptive factors outside the […]

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Engineering Efficiency: How to Get More For Less

With hundreds of new automotive models scheduled to launch over the next decade, automotive manufacturers, from OEMs to suppliers are striving to streamline design and engineering to speed up new launches and keep up with the growing demand. The 2013 IHS automotive Global Light Vehicle (LV) forecast anticipates total global LV sales will increase at […]

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